Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Shallow. Dishonest. Opportunistic. Cunning. Manipulative. Crafty. Contriving.

Sources say Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will use his first budget to announce the $1.5 billion, 6.2-kilometre extension of the Toronto Transit Commission's Spadina line from Downsview station to York's campus.


"Put it this way, (the province) is having a hard time showing a deficit this (fiscal) year," said one source, noting Duncan prefers to eliminate the budget deficit in dramatic fashion next year — just in time for the Oct. 4, 2007 provincial election.

As disclosed by the Star on Saturday, Ontario has an estimated $1 billion corporate-tax windfall in the treasury. By law, that money has to be spent — or earmarked for spending — by the end of the fiscal year on March 31 or else it must go toward deficit reduction.


Adam Taylor said...

Balancing a budget every four years.

There is a government that deserves to be re-elected.


JM said...

Didn't Greg Sorbara, I mean his brother, buy a large tract of land from York University not that long ago? A subway sure would be nice selling feature to all those buyers who may eventually buy a property in the area.

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